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Liver Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt



Survival: 8.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Egypt
   
City/State/Province: Cairo
   
Hospital: Ain Shams University
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 7/2012

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 40 advanced hepatocellular carcinoma patients with no prior chemotherapy. The median age was 55 years and 92.5% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents gemcitabine and carboplatin.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities were of grade 4 and included neutropenia and thrombocytopenia. Grade 3 neurotoxicity and anemia were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 8 months.

Correspondence: Dr. M. Yassin; email: doctoryasso@hotmail.com

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